Ferrucci won’t return to Trident after his ban

Santino Ferrucci, Paul Ricard 2018
We will have the first driver change of 2018 in Budapest

Santino Ferrucci’s contract with Trident has been terminated, leaving the American without an F2 seat when his two-round ban expires.

Trident released a statement soon after the Silverstone events came to surface and Ferrucci was banned by Formula 2. The team promised to look into Ferrucci’s contract with the help of their lawyers to find a way to release him with immediate effect:

“Trident intends to show their solidarity and support to Arjun Maini and his family, for the unsportsmanlike and above all uncivilized behaviour that he was forced to endure not only during this last weekend by Santino Ferrucci and father, who accompanied him. The contractual implications of what has happened will be dealt with by our lawyers. Never in these 12 years of sporting activity has anything even close to this ever occurred. We apologize for the show that we have regretfully offered.”

The American was banned for causing voluntary contact with Maini both during and after the sprint race and for refusing to attend the stewards’ hearing. He has been accused of mocking his team mate Arjun Maini with the aid of his father.

Ferrucci will skip the Hungarian and Belgian rounds due to the ban, and will be free to compete again in F2 in Monza, if another team take him up.

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